Our CCG serves a population with significant health challenges, both in terms of poor health and high levels of health inequality. People living within Darlington are more likely to die sooner than those living in other parts of the country. We have looked at local health needs and current health service provision and listened to what patients and clinicians have told us. This has helped us to identify a number of challenges: We need to manage the increased demand on healthcare … [Read More...] about Darlington Care Blueprint
Darlington Care Blueprint
Don’t be blind to the risk of falls. This week is National Eye Health Week (Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September) Poor vision more than doubles your risk of taking a tumble. Not only can impaired or low vision prevent you spotting hazards it can also affect your balance – just close your eyes … [Read More...] about National Eye Health Week!
Falls: Preventable, not inevitable! This week is Falls Prevention Week (Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September). Falls can have a devastating effect on the lives of individuals and their families. Physical injury can cause permanent disability and people’s lives change as they lose their … [Read More...] about Falls prevention week!